Milk truck wreck causes traffic jam on NY's LIE

AP News
Posted: Dec 08, 2009 4:47 PM

Commuters who cried during a Long Island traffic jam may give pause over the cause: a truck wreck that spilled thousands of gallons of milk.

The massive milk mess closed all the eastbound lanes, and one westbound lane, of the Long Island Expressway for nearly five hours during the Tuesday morning rush hour.

Police said the tractor-trailer had a blowout around 2:40 a.m., jackknifed and caught fire. It also crashed into an unoccupied car that had broken down on the shoulder of the highway. Two people who had gotten out of the car sustained minor injuries.

The milk truck driver escaped uninjured; his rig was destroyed by the fire.


Information from: Newsday,